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Barcelona Airport Transfers & Taxis

Taxis at Barcelona operate twenty-four hours a day. The taxi ranks are well signposted and located directly outside the arrivals hall at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 A, B and C. You should only use the official taxis which. These are easy to spot in their distinctive yellow and black livery.

All official vehicles have a taximeter and the rates are set by the government. Many taxis can now take payment by credit or debit card as well as cash. However, if you need to pay by card, check with the driver before getting in to ensure they can accept card payments.

It is always advisable to ask for a printed receipt which will show the fare, the start and finish points of the journey, the date, the driver’s licence number and the vehicle registration. This is especially useful if you have a complaint or you leave something in the taxi.

For persons of reduced mobility there are modified taxis available with wheelchair access and/or wider doors with steps. For details of how to request this service click here.

To take a taxi to the airport, or other destinations, you are never far from one as there are 274 taxi ranks in the Barcelona Metropolitan area. You can hail a taxi on the street (they show a green light when they are available), but they will only stop if it is safe to do so. There are also taxi apps for your smart phone, some of which can be found here, and you can use these to book a cab.

Taxi Fares

As a guide, the taxi fare from the airport to the city centre will cost around €32.00. The exact fare will depend on your final destination.

For journeys to and from the airport, there is a supplement of €3.10 and there is a minimum fare from the airport of €20.00. Luggage is carried at an extra supplement of €1.00 per case in excess of 55×40×20 cm, but there is a maximum charge of €4.00. There are no additional charges for small bags, wheelchairs, prams or guide dogs.

There are four set tariffs in total. The tariff applied to a journey depends on the time of day and the day of week you travel. The tariffs and rates are as follows:

  • Tariff 1 - This is applicable on weekdays from 08:00 to 20:00.
    • Minimum charge - €2.10
    • Price per km - €1.10
    • Waiting Time per hour - € 21.27
  • Tariff 2 - This is applicable on weekdays from 20:00 to 08:00.
    • Minimum charge - €2.10
    • Price per km - €1.30
    • Waiting Time per hour - € 21.70
  • Tariff 3 - This is applicable on Sundays and Festivals.
    • Minimum charge - €2.30
    • Price per km - €1.40
    • Waiting Time per hour - € 21.70
  • Tariff 4 - This is fixed fee from the airport to Moll Adossat Port
    • Total - €39.00

Below are some fares we have calculated for popular destinations around Barcelona. These are only estimates and do not include luggage, so they should only be used as a guide.

Tariff 1
Tariff 2
Airport to City Centre
Airport to Fira Barcelona (Exhibition Centre)
Airport to Lloret de Mar
Airport to Tarragona
Airport to Terrassa
Airport to Sitges

For full details of tariffs and supplements click here. You can also use the taxi fare calculation app found here to get an estimate fare for your destination.

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Private or Shared Transfers

As an alternative option for getting from the airport to your home, hotel or holiday accommodation, private or shared transfers can be cheaper and more convenient. There are many operators in and around Barcelona who offer this service and a transfer can be booked online in advance. At the top of this page there is a comparison engine that compares price of most operators and allows you to book online.

The cheapest option is a shared transfer with which, as the name implies, the minibus or coach will have other passengers on board and might involve a number of stops on the way to your destination. Shared transfers will drop off at hotels and complexes, but generally, they will not take you to a private address.

A private transfer provides you with a suitable vehicle for the size of your party and you will receive a meet & greet service before being taken straight to your requested location. For a little extra luxury, you can book an executive vehicle with a personal chauffeur.

Transfer prices vary widely and depend on the size of the vehicle and your destination. A shared transfer will be a price per head whereas private transfers are usually priced for the journey.

By law the transfer drivers and vehicles must be licenced and they provide a safe and efficient way to travel.

Private Transfer Tariffs

Below are some estimated prices for a private transfer. To get an exact quote, fill out the form at the top of this page. All the fees quotes are fixed, so there are no additional charges if you get stuck in traffic or for extra baggage.

Standard Vehicle
Luxury Vehicle
Minivan (6 PAX)
Airport to City Centre
Airport to Fira Barcelona (Exhibition Centre)
Airport to Lloret de Mar
Airport to Tarragona
Airport to Terrassa
Airport to Sitges